Student Carpool

To apply for a carpool permit you and your carpool member(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • All members of the proposed carpool group are current Seattle University students currently enrolled in classes and class schedules match.  Matching schedules - carpool group must travel all trips to and from campus together.  Each member of the carpool group may only travel to/from campus as a Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) one day each week.  Class schedules must provided to show carpool group will meet this requirement and be provided with carpool application
  • Travel to and from campus together as a carpool group in the registered Carpool Leader's vehicle
  • Live more than one mile away from campus and within a logical commute path of others (carpool should not pass by campus to pick up members) and making a direct commute to campus
  • No carpool member currently has an SU transit pass, SU transit pass subsidy, or term length parking permit from Seattle University Public Safety 
  • No outstanding campus parking violations.  Any outstanding campus parking citations must be paid prior to applying for carpool.  
  • The Carpool Leader's vehicle will be the primary vehicle for the semester/quarter to transport the carpool to and from campus. The Carpool Leader cannot change during the semester/quarter.  
  • Members of the carpool group will be eligible to purchase Carpool Supplemental permits to drive their cars to campus either alone or with the carpool group traveling in their car.  Should the allotment of Carpool Supplemental permits be purchased, then $7.50 Pay-by-the-Day permits in iParq would need to be purchased for the remainder of the semester/quarter.

This carpool permit is valid from 6am-midnight until the permit expires on days the SU carpool drives to campus as a carpool group. The carpool leader who is purchasing this virtual permit is the primary driver for the carpool, and the carpool permit is only valid on the carpool leader's vehicle. The carpool leader will only use the carpool permit on their vehicle, and may only drive to campus alone one day each week. When driving alone, NOT valid to park in the Pigott visitor lot BEFORE 3pm.  Carpool member(s) will purchase Carpool Supplemental Permits for use on their vehicle(s) when they drive to campus.  When a carpool member drives alone with the Carpool Supplemental Permit NOT valid to park in the Pigott visitor lot BEFORE 3pm. 

The Carpool Supplemental permit represents the total amount of visits to campus a carpool member can make alone or with the carpool group riding in their vehicle (one day per week during the semester/quarter for the length of the carpool permit). When arriving to campus and using the Carpool Supplemental Permit, it is the responsibility of the carpool member to purchase the permit in iParq to have a valid permit for the date of parking on campus prior to arriving to campus.  If the allotment of Carpool Supplemental permits has been purchased for the academic term, then purchase the $7.50 Pay-by-the-Day permits through iParq.  $7.50 Pay-by-the-Day permits NOT valid to park in the Pigott visitor lot.  

Carpool Leaders may only park in the Pigott Visitor Lot (12th and E. Marion) before 3pm Monday-Friday when 2 members or more of the carpool are arrving to/departing from campus in the vehicle together.

Carpool Supplemental Permits are not valid in the Pigott Visitor Lot (12th and E. Marion) before 3pm Monday-Friday.  

Failure to follow the University parking rules and regulations may result in revocation of parking privileges.

Fall Semester 2021 Carpool

Valid permits required to park all hours all days. Purchase $7.50 Pay-by-the-Day permits through iParq to park on campus while application being processed. Pay by the Day permits not refundable. 

Fall Semester 2021 Carpool Pricing
Permit NameCustomer/VehicleValid HoursFall Semester 2021 PriceNotes
Law Student Carpool  Carpool Leader purchases and only valid on their vehicle 6:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight $178.00 Carpool Leader allowed to drive alone with the carpool permit one day per week.  When driving alone, permit not valid in the Pigott Visitor Lot BEFORE 3pm Monday-Friday
Carpool Supplemental 15-Day Carpool partners purchase and only valid on their vehicle. If max allotment purchased, then $7.50 Pay-by-the-Day for remainder of the semester  6:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight $1.00 per permit This permit not valid in the Pigott Visitor Lot BEFORE 3pm Monday-Friday. $7.50 Pay-by-the-Day permits not valid in the Pigott Lot Before 3pm Monday-Friday  


Quarter Carpool Pricing
Permit NameDesignatorValid HoursQuarter PriceNotes
Student Carpool  C - Permit for Students 6:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight $134.00  



Carpool Permitting Process

Temporary permits are no longer issued. If the carpool leader and/or carpool members park on campus prior to submitting a carpool application, or prior to a carpool application being approved, a permit from iParq (Pay-By-The-Day) or one of the permit machines on campus must be purchased to have a valid permit for the day. Permits purchased from the permit machines are NOT refunded if the carpool application is approved.

Permit Machines are located: Pigott Visitor Lot, Broadway Garage Level 1, and Murphy Garage Level 1

PayByPhone App:  Seattle U Location Code 31913

NOTICE: Carpool Application Forms will be back soon.

If your carpool group meet the carpool criteria listed above:

  1. Fill out a carpool application with attached schedules and submit the completed application to Public Safety before the deadline.
  2. If approved, Carpool Leader will purchase carpool permit online.
  3. If approved, carpool member(s) will purchase Carpool Supplemental Permits online.

If you and your carpool partner(s) meet the stated criteria, please fill out the Carpool Application form. The class schedules of any participating students MUST be attached to the form. The Carpool Application form is available at the Public Safety office and requires signatures by all carpool members.  You may submit the fully completed form via email to or in person at our office in Columbia Building office 002. You will receive an email once advising of the decision of the application if it is approved or denied. Once approved, the carpool leader will purchase the permit online at The Permit Store, and carpool member(s) will purchase their carpool supplemental permit(s) online at The Permit Store.

Public Safety & Transportation
901 12th Avenue
CLMB 002
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992


Business Office HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Parking Questions may be answered 24 hours a day by calling the Public Safety Communication Center at 206-296-5990